By: Kat Harlton
All Media Courtesy of Crown Media United States LLC
Jill Wagner (“Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa,” “Mystery 101”), Matthew Davis (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Damages”) and Donna Mills (“General Hospital,” “Knots Landing”) star in “Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, October 26 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel. The movie airs as part of the network’s #1-rated programming event, Countdown To Christmas, celebrating its 10th year.
About The Movie:
Former interior designer Abbey Fuller (Wagner) traded the uncertainties of running a small business for a 9-5 job that lets her keep a consistent schedule for her five-year-old son Max (Wyatt Hunt). Her talent and passion for the work are undeniable and her friend, wealthy widow Caroline Sinclair (Mills), is eager to see Abbey re-launch her career. And Caroline has just the project to get her started: redecorating the grand Sinclair family estate, which recently became home to Caroline’s son, Nick (Davis), the CEO of Sinclair Enterprises. It’s an exciting opportunity – and a daunting one, given the size of the estate and the aesthetic nightmare of its current furnishings. Moreover, Abbey has less than four weeks to complete work on the ground floor, where Nick will host the Christmas Eve gala that could make or break the expansion of the family business.
But the biggest challenge may be Nick himself, a buttoned-up workaholic who is too busy to give Abbey any direction. Plunging into the task at hand, Abbey works her magic not only on the Sinclair Estate, but also on Nick, who begins to show glimpses of the kind, thoughtful man behind the reserved façade. Just as they are edging closer together, a misunderstanding threatens to put the mistletoe out of reach.
“Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses” is a Georgia Productions, LLC production. Executive producer is Leslie Greif. Produced by Eric Tomosunas. Co-executive producer is Alex Kerr. Producers are James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson and Keith Neal. D.J. Viola directed from a script written by Liz Sczudlo, based on the novel by Jenny Hale.